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Russell Wilson serves up hope to starved Broncos franchise, fanbase

For Denver to get back to competing for championships, it’ll take a lot of work and a little bit of luck. The good news is the Broncos have the QB to lead them there.

Good morning, Broncos Country!

Russell Wilson, quarterback of the Denver Broncos.

Man, that feels good to say, doesn’t it?

There’s been a lot of consternation over the last six years in Broncos Country. There’s been a lot of shaking trees, digging in mines, and looking under couch cushions to find a franchise quarterback. To no avail. It’s hard to find an elite, franchise quarterback. Even when the guy leading the search was an elite, franchise quarterback.

But the Broncos have one. Again.

And it still doesn’t feel real.

Wilson is now on a list with John Elway and Peyton Manning. If all goes according to plan, that’s a helluva list of quarterbacks to play for this franchise. Yes, Wilson and Denver need to win games. The Broncos need to finally beat Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs. But this truly is the first step.

Denver won seven games in 2021, including a four-game losing streak to end the season. One would think Wilson is at least worth three to four wins (if not more) for the Broncos.

There are still a lot of unknowns. Denver plays in the best division in football, arguably one of the best ever. For this franchise to get back to competing for championships, it’ll take a lot of work and a little bit of luck.

The good news is the Broncos have the quarterback to lead them there.

As Nathaniel Hackett said at Wilson’s introductory news conference earlier this week, voiced by all of Broncos Country:

“Wow! C’mon, y’all. Russell Wilson. Holy sh ...!”

Hope is a dangerous thing, but it’s nice to feel it again.

Broncos Blast

I joined Klahr and Kompany on Saturday morning for my weekly Broncos Blast segment on ESPN 1600 AM. After the Russell Wilson trade, we discuss what’s next for the Broncos in NFL free agency.

oined Klahr and Kompany on Saturday morning for his weekly Broncos Blast segment on ESPN 1600 AM. After the Russell Wilson trade, the guys discuss what's next for the Broncos in NFL free agency.

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